lists: Biggest manufacturers in Metro Vancouver in 2012

Biggest manufacturers in Metro Vancouver in 2012

RANKED BY | Number of manufacturing staff in 2012

Rank '13CompanyHead officeProductsYear foundedTotal B.C. staff '13No. manufacturing staff '13
1Sunrise Farms
SurreyPoultry processing: fresh, chilled or frozen chicken, poultry meat1983900750
2Avcorp Industries Inc
DeltaDesigner and manufacturer of aircraft components and structures such as horizontal and vertical stabilizers, wing and fuselage components19865501500
3Teal Jones Group
SurreyWestern red cedar lumber, bevel, siding, timbers; Douglas Fir and Hemlock lumber; western red cedar roofing, sidewall shakes and shingles1947575475
4Creation Technologies
BurnabyCreation Technologies is a global Top-50 Electronic Manufacturing Service provider focused on OEMs who require high-mix, high-complexity start-to-finish design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the Instrumentation & Industrial, Transportation, Medical, Multimedia & Computers, Communications, Defense and Environment & Security industries.19914804102
5Original Cakerie Ltd
DeltaLayer cakes, super bars, dessert bars1989400400
6S&R Sawmills Ltd
SurreyLumber and sawn timber196338013801
7Richmond Plywood Corp
8Teleflex Canada Ltd
NPDesign and manufacture of hydraulic and thermal technology products1974350350
9Ocean Fisheries Ltd
RichmondCanned salmon and tuna, salads, shellfish, Snack'N lunch, SnacKits, light tuna with salad dressing1962312312
10Lilydale Food Products
Edmontonpoultry - for processing; chicken - fresh, chilled and/or frozen; turkey - processed; poultry - value added products1970300300
10Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc (Coast Group of Companies)
LangleyAcrylic hot tubs/spas, swim spas, fitness spas and commercial hot tubs1997300300
10Regency Fireplace Products Ltd
DeltaWood and gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts1979300300
10Premium Brands3
RichmondMeat and seafood products for Centennial Foodservice and deli meats19176003004
14Canada Bread Company Ltd
NPFresh bakery productsNP28012801
15Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc
TorontoAluminum automotive wheel hubs1983275275
16Canadian Fishing Company
VancouverFresh, frozen, canned and smoked salmon; herring roe; groundfish fillets, halibut and other fish products19061,27312621
17Alpha Technologies Ltd
BurnabyUninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and back up power solutions, power rectifiers, converters, inverters, indoor and outdoor power system enclosures, generators and batteries1975453260
18Chevron Canada Limited - Burnaby Refinery
San Ramon, California50,000 to 55,000 barrels of motor gasolines, diesel and jet fuels, asphalts, heating fuels, heavy fuel oils, butanes and propane every day1935255255
19Hampton House, division of J.D. Sweld Ltd
LangleyPoultry and red meat further processors serving the retail and food-service markets1979250250
19Molson Coors Canada (Vancouver Brewery)
Etobicoke, ONMolson Canadian17865250250
19Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd
SurreyIndoor plant products including planter baskets and cut flowers1955250250
19Hallmark Poultry Processors Ltd
VancouverPoultry for processing: fresh chicken, chilled and frozen1975250250
19Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd
LangleyOver 120 varieties of sausages, ham and specialty deli meats1844350250
24Purdys Chocolatier
VancouverChocolates, fresh nuts (roasted onsite)1907720243
25Britco Structures6
Langleyprefabricated buildings - wood frame construction; modular homes197740012301
26Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc
North VancouverSporting goods and equipment, outerwear clothing1989541226
27Britco Pork Inc
RichmondPork products1982225225
27Superior Poultry Processors Ltd
CoquitlamFresh, chilled and/or frozen poultry198322512251
29Philips Ledalite
LangleyPremium quality, high performance luminaires, optics, and controls1982320220
30Oce Display Graphics Systems Inc
Venlo, NetherlandsOce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Richmond office designs and manufactures digital production wide-format printing systems for color display graphics applications1870212212
31Delta Controls Inc
SurreyCard reader/access systems, access devices and systems, control system, building automation systems, HVAC control systems1980210210
32Lantic Inc/Rogers Sugar
MontrealRefined sugars (excl. cane and beet)1890205205
33Global Plastics
SurreyFood-service equipment (hotel, restaurant, hospital, etc.); washroom accessories1985200200
33K-Line Trailers Ltd
LangleyU.S. and Canadian style truck transfers, multi-axle lowbeds, mine equipment, bulk and/or waste haulers, demolition vans, end and side dumps and other specialty trailers199120012001
33Starline Windows (2001) Ltd
LangleyVinyl and aluminum windows1970200200
33Tree Island Steel Ltd
RichmondBright wire, stainless steel wire and galvanized wire; a broad array of fasteners, including packaged, collated and bulk nails; stucco reinforcing products, engineered structural mesh, fencing and other fabricated wire products.1964250200
33CKF Inc
Hantsport, NStrays, n.e.s.; containers - plastic; cartons - egg; plates, n.e.s.; pulp; cartons-egg; trays1933200200
33Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Vancouvercommercial vessels, n.e.s.; ship refits and repairs; ships - steel; barge/tug boats; boats - welded aluminum19022,400200
33Vitrum Industries Ltd
LangleyLaminated glass, insulated glass, solar-control coated class, sound control, tempered glass, patterned glass, silkscreened glass, painted glass1997200200
40Punjab Milk Foods Inc
SurreyIndian dairy products such as Paneer (Indian cheese), ghee (clarified butter), rasmalai, paneer pakora, paneer poppers, aloo tikki, gulabjamun, essentially cheese, appetizers, desserts and Indian confectionary products19971831183
41Stylus, Made To Order Sofas
BurnabyUpholstered household furniture manufacturing1959180180
42ESCO Ltd
Portland, ORwoodland/sawmill log handling equipment and parts; excavating, dredging and loading equipment; construction and maintenance machinery and equipment (incl. respective tractor and truck attachments); recycling equipment and supplies; conveyor equipment; machinery equipment and parts (industrial), n.e.s.NP17571757
42Ebco Industries Ltd
RichmondISO 9001-2008 registered manufacturer of equipment, machinery and related components for the forestry, pulp and paper, mining, power generation, petro-chemical, nuclear,aerospace and defence industries195617511751
44Coastal Contacts Inc (
VancouverOptical - glasses specifically2000394171
45Whitewater West Industries Ltd
RichmondAmusement park and playground equipment, water slides, soft modular playground equipment1981165165
45Bulldog Bag Ltd
RichmondComplete line in both paper and plastic bags, as well as lumber wrap and industrial covers1964165165
47VAE Nortrak Ltd
RichmondRails and railway track material1983160160
47Norampac Inc (Richmond)
St-Bruno, QCcorrugated paper products (excl. boxes); containers - paper & paperboard; boxes - paper corrugated; cartons, n.e.s.1971160160
49Wesgar Inc
Port CoquitlamMetalwork assemblies, electronic enclosures, brackets and housings, face plates and custom sheet metal products1965195159
50Premium Brands8
RichmondMeat and seafood products for Centennial Foodservice and deli meats19176001504
50SORIN GROUP Canada Inc
Milan, ItalyCardiovascular devices198215011501
52Beachcomber Hot Tubs Group
SurreyHot tubs1978180142
53Con-Force Structures Limited9
CalgaryPrecast concrete products for structural & other architectural purposes, n.e.s.NP140140
54Garaventa (Canada) Ltd
NPWheelchair stair lifts197413811381
55Bekaert Canada Ltd
BelgiumWire rope and multiple wire strand, wire rope, galvanized and bright wireNP13511351
56Garden Protein International
RichmondMeat-free foods are marketed under the gardeinĀ™ brand. Both frozen and fresh items that are sold at natural food stores and grocery stores in Canada and the US; also on the menu at restaurants and university and corporate cafeterias.200317211301
57GEA Aerofreeze Systems Inc
RichmondHeat exchangers (excl. air conditioning and refrigeration) - industrial; refrigeration equipment (excl. industrial fans); freezers - industrial, commercial1979128128
58Allied Shipbuilders Ltd
North Vancouverships and boats (with or without engines); boats - fishing; commercial vessels, n.e.s.; boat sub-assemblies, parts & accessories (excl. engines & engine parts); ship refits and repairs; barges & scows, steel1948120120
58Honeywell Process Solutions
Morristown, NJAdvanced sensing, control and actuation technologies for industrial processes197220011201
58Interstyle Ceramic & Glass Ltd
BurnabyGlass tiles, ceramic tiles, glass slabs1977120120
58Westkey Graphics
Burnabyprime custom and blank labels, office stationery, commercial print, large format, digital, online variable personalization, cheques, business forms, integrated form/label solutions, booklets, brochures & envelopes. Westkey also offers online ordering, storage and distribution throughout North America.1955138120
58Nature's Path Foods Inc
RichmondNorth America's largest organic food processor and marketer of breakfast cereal; granola cereals; granola bars, gluten-free foods, frozen toaster waffles, toaster pastries, pancake mixes, Que Pasa tortilla chips and Salsas1985185120
63Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
Federal Way, WAEngineered lumber, softwood lumber1965434119
64Hemlock Printers Ltd
BurnabyComplete printing services specializing in advertising collateral, fine art printing, packaging, publications, direct marketing, stationery, fulfillment services and corporate communications1968165115
64Serta - Western Sleep Products Ltd
BurnabyB.C.'s largest producer of quality Serta mattress and box springs both for retail and commercial use1967140115
64Great Little Box Co Ltd
RichmondManufacturer of packaging including corrugated boxes, folding cartons, rigid boxes, clea pvc containers, foam protective packaging, pressure sensetive labels, flexible packaging, moving equipment and shipping supplies.1982205115
67Advanced Integration Technology Canada inc
LangleyAdvanced Integration Technology ("AIT") designs, engineers, manufactures and installs machines, systems and tooling for the automated assemblies of aerospace structures, including fuselage, wings, and empannage.2004114114
68Dynamic Structures Ltd
Port CoquitlamSteel fabricator for dynamic, complex structures across a variety of market sectors including astronomy, entertainment and infrastructure1926112112
69Keith Panel Systems Co Ltd
North VancouverPressure equalized rain screen systems and custom facade elements1986130110
Sunnyvale, CANP199250011091
71Highland Foundry Ltd
SurreyIron, steel & alloys; castings - steel; nickel and nickel alloys (incl. basic shapes); dies and moulds; marine propellers; castings - metal; castings - monel; castings - ni-hard or ni-resist; castings - stainless steel; castings - sawmill1970135105
72Ellett Industries Ltd
Port CoquitlamHeat exchangers, pressure vessels, towers, reactors, crystallizers, evaporators, tanks and pipe spools192110011001
72Alco Ventures Inc
LangleyAluminum railings, aluminum fencing, topless glass rail systems, retractable door and window screens1981100100
72Restwell Mattress Company Ltd
SurreyMattresses and box springs1990100100
72Lafarge Canada - Richmond cement plant
72Ocean Concrete
VancouverReady-mix concrete1886140100
72Cloverdale Paint Inc
NPPaints and related paint products; protective and industrial coatings, lacquers, enamels, marine paint coatings - protective & industrial; enamels; lacquers; paint - marine19381201004
72Prepac Manufacturing Ltd
DeltaReady-to-assemble home furniture. Categories include bedroom furniture, A/V furniture, media storage, office furniture, entryway and hallway furniture, garage and utility storage cabinets1979120100
72Canron Western Constructors Ltd10
EdmontonStructural steel191215011001
72Dynamic Chocolates ULC
DeltaChocolate confectionery199110011001
72Sunrise Soya Foods
VancouverTofu, soy beverages19561007100
82Western Concord Manufacturing Ltd
New WestminsterPlastic film for consumer and industrial markets. Film is extruded and then converted to bags, rolls, pouches and sleeves for use.1971901901
82Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd
Allentown, PACement1980901901
84Van Gogh Designs
SurreyCustom-designed home furniture: sofas, chairs, beds and accessories19938888
85Dorigo Systems Ltd
BurnabyElectronic manufacturing services (EMS), contract electronics manufacturing (CEM)1988871871
86Stemcell Technologies Inc
VancouverCell culture media, cell separation products and ancillary reagents, lab automation equipment, contract research services199341386
87Rimex Wheel Manufacturing
SurreyWheels and rims19761601851
87FLSmidth Knelson
LangleyMineral processing equipment and custom steel fabrication, pressure vessels197816085
87Vancouver Gear Works Ltd
RichmondMachine components, especially gears, sprockets, splines, racks and other parts.19528585
90Golden Boy Foods Ltd
BurnabyPeanut butter, nut butter, trail mixes, snacking nuts, raisins, dried fruits, baking nuts, rice, beans, lentils, peas and other dry goods197312682
91EWOS Canada Ltd
NorwayFish feed, fish feed ingredients19318080
91Pacbrake OEM
91English Bay Batter
DeltaFrozen cookie dough, muffin batter, gourmet cookies, muffins, brownies, fruit bars, graham crumbs, biscuts, scones, cinnamon bunds, crescent rolls, pie crusts1985804804
91Merit Kitchens Ltd
SurreyKitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities1971801801
91Viva Pharmaceutical
RichmondCosmetics (face, body and feet); vitamins and vitamin preparations; herbal and pharmaceutical products, nutritional supplements19948080
91Pacific Rim Engineered Products Ltd
SurreyMechanical power transmission and parts; reducers - speed; gear transmissionsNP804804
97Pentco Industries Inc
SurreyWood cabinet doors1979754754
97Analytic Systems Ware (1993) Ltd
DeltaDC/AC inverters, DC/DC voltage converters, AC/DC power supplies, solar energy equipment, AC & DC source battery chargers, AC/AC frequency converters19768075
97Ampco Manufacturers Inc
CoquitlamDecals, nameplates, wide-format graphic fleet and vehicle wraps, medical device components, fabricated components, supply chain solutions196710575
100Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc
Burnabyglass - insulated; glass - tempered; glasswork; glass - ceramic frit196612070

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